Industrial AIR CANNONS FOR MATERIAL ACTIVATION: PROS AND CONS

Air Cannons

Industrial Air cannons are a pneumatic flow aid. In a typical application, air is compressed to 100 psi in a tank. When triggered, the valve opens and releases a high-magnitude blast that displaces stalled material.

Do Industrial AIR CANNONS Work?

Industrial Air cannons have a lot of power, but no control and limited results.

  • Air tends to “channel” through holes in the material, greatly diminishing effectiveness Cannot control feed rates
  • It can clear material blocks, but not prevent them
  • Material build-up on bin walls still requires manual cleaning

HIDDEN COST OF Industrial AIR CANNONS

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HIGH MAINTENANCE

The nozzle extends into bin, so material can enter the system. The system needs frequent cleaning and costly replacements.

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HIGH ENERGY COST

Industrial Air cannons uses (and wastes) high volumes of air. The peak force lasts only 1/1000th of a second – subsequent discharge is wasted energy.

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LONG-TERM VESSEL DAMAGE

Only suitable for vessels that can withstand high pressure. The strong recoil causes metal fatigue.

AIRSWEEP vs Industrial AIR CANNONS:

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Powerful, precise air pulses
where and when you need it

WILL IT FLOW

AirSweep works on all materials, and can be used for all vessels and applications

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Food/Agriculture

Materials Handled

Animal feeds
Brewer’s grain
Cocoa
Coffee
Corn
Flour
Grains
Hops
Salt
Soybeans
Spices
Starches
Sugar

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Construction/Mining

Materials Handled

Aluminum
Bentonite
Coal
Copper
Diatomaceous earth
Gypsum
Iron ore
Limestone
Magnetite
Phosphate
Shale
Soda ash

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Chemicals

Materials Handled

Activated carbon
Adipic acid
Aluminum chloride
Boric acid
Chlorine
Herbicide
Hydrated lime
Iron oxide
Polyacrylamide
Titanium dioxide
Zinc

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Other

Materials Handled

Acetate
Cement
Chalk
Cork
Detergent
Fertilizer
Fly ash
Pharmaceuticals
Plastics
Polymers
Resins sludge
Wax flakes
Wood chips

Case Studies

Companies saved time and money and got better results after switching from Industrial Air Cannons to AirSweep

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    AirSweep installation was easy, and the units have saved the company a lot of man hours. My experience totally exceeded my expectations – a 10 out of 10!

    Stanley RheaHead of Maintenance Department, Flax4Life

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    The AirSweep installation was pretty straightforward and I would absolutely recommend it. In fact, we are looking into expanding to use the system in other parts of our plant.

    John PappenheimMaintenance Manager, Bunge Milling

  • We are experiencing a 62.52% reduction in flour flush and 42.50% reduction in labor, all directly attributed to the AirSweeps…the flush material reduction alone is around $200K. Pretty awesome little devices!

    Operations Manager, Manufacturer of 15,000 food ingredients and flavor products to customers in more than 140 countries

  • Air Cannons

    As a distributor, we like that Control Concepts, Inc. takes risks and will try new things to make our customers happy. They want to ensure success, and the quality of the Airsweep for tough and sticky materials is superb. We have been very happy with our projects and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.

    Rolando Cavazos, Sales Manager, BMH Equipos

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    Having sold thousands of Airsweep, to clients who sometimes buy 60 at a time, I can tell you this is the best piece of equipment out there to solve your material flow issues. We have repeat customers who just won’t buy anything else.

    Dick Browning, President, Industrial Technologies, Inc.

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